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Tue, Feb 20


Online Event

Addressing the Shame and Trauma of System-Involved Youth with Self-Compassion

Nicole Kelly, Psy.D. & Nancy Acosta

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Addressing the Shame and Trauma of System-Involved Youth with Self-Compassion
Addressing the Shame and Trauma of System-Involved Youth with Self-Compassion

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Kelly, Psy.D. & Nancy Acosta

Training Description

Shame often accompanies trauma and can delay one's ability to disclose their abuse, delay one's healing journey and create barriers to utilizing one's support system. We will talk about how shame presents in services and what we can do to combat shame. One of the strategies we will talk about is self-compassion.

Learning Objectives

· Identify at least 1 characteristic of shame

· Identify at least 1 way shame presents itself within efforts to support system involved youth and families

· Identify at least 1 component of self-compassion


1:00-1:15pm  Introduction

1:15-2:45pm  Trauma and shame

· Defining shame

· When shame occurs

· Gender and shame

· Impact of shame

· Common reactions to shame

· Listening to shame

2:45-3:00pm  Break (CE hours will not be provided for this time)

3:00-4:45pm  Shame and self-compassion

· Shame and service delivery

· Shame and trauma

· Shame resiliency theory

· Defining self-compassion

· Group brainstorm of how to teach youth self-compassion

· Self-compassion exercises part 1

· Self-compassion exercises part 2

4:45-5:00pm  Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Nicole Kelly is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking.

Nancy Acosta is a bilingual therapist who has 7 years of experience working with trauma at a sexual assault center. She has provided services to children and adults in various settings including outpatient community mental health centers, college counseling centers, crisis centers, and in an integrated behavioral health setting. She has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has experience providing training and supervision to doctoral level graduate students in trauma related topics including crisis intervention, vicarious trauma, and grounding techniques. In addition to developing a training manual for a student training program at a rape and crisis center, she also has experience supervising practicum students and providing support to staff and advocates. Nancy has experience working as a behavioral health consultant with multidisciplinary staff to improve recognition, treatment and management of behavioral problems and conditions.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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